Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website: visitgreenland.com 

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk Kunstmuseum // Nuuk Art Museum
    Nuuk Kunstmuseum // Nuuk Art Museum
    Nuuk Kunstmuseum // Nuuk Art Museum was visited today by Leif Saandvig Immanuelsen and Hans Ole Storch, whom are making a documentary about the Inuit drum dance. This in the setting of the abstract art of Frederik Kristensen Kunngi. #colourfulnuuk #stayandwander #greenlandpioneer ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that eagle in Greenlandic is called Nattoralik? And there is quite a few of them nesting in and around Nuuk. So look up and keep your eyes open for the hovering giants! Thank you for sharing @emilstach #colourfulnuuk #stayandwander #greenlandpioneer #beautifuldestinations ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Looks like fun right? Located a short hike from Nuuk, is Lake Qallussuaq. It freezes over in winter allowing for people to enjoy all forms of winter sports - even parasledding! Photo by @abroadingreenland through @ilovegreenland #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #visitgreenland #ilovegreenland ...
  • Sunset views over the North Land across the fjord from Nuuk. Why not get closer by booking a twilight flight seeing tour with @air_greenland_official or @airzafari_greenland? Photo by @abroadingreenland #grønland #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland #ilovenature #greenlandpioneer #greenlandphoto ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that the fjord around Nuuk is the home of one active settlement - Kapisillit - and three closed settlements Qoornoq, Qooqqut and Kangeq? And did you know that you can visit all of them by boat? They are scenically hidden in the crevices of the fjord surrounded by roughed mountains. . ...
  • The Ultimative Hiking Guide to Greenland by Visit Greenland is here - and you do not want to miss it! It has collected every tip, trick and good advice for you to make hiking in Greenland the best hike of you life. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/2rvk0iJ #hiking #greenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    So sailing season is upon us in Greenland and that, gives you, the opportunity to explore the second biggest fjord system in the entire world! Tag a friend you want to share this Arctic adventure with! Travel tip: you can see so many different sights in the fjord - like the settlement Kapisillit, ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know that “Colourful” does not actually refer to the houses in Nuuk but more to the buzzing community feeling? Well, none the less the houses are really pretty and full of colour anyway. Go house spotting in the Mosquito Valley in Nuuk to find these beauties. Thank you @pelle_oliver for the ...
  • Today is election for Greenland! We wish everyone a happy election and celebrate this day of democracy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video @complexagon #electionday #greenland #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #ilovegreenland #arcticadventure #greenlandtravel #arcticcapital @ilovegreenland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The last couple of days has been bathed in mesmerising sunshine! It starts to feel like spring (even if it is a bit grey out today 😬) When the weather gets warmer on these spring days the people of Nuuk rush to spend time outside - like here at the waterfront in the old part of down town. So why not ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    When you let yourself get enrolled in silence - just then - you will hear the nature sing. Greenland provides that - even just outside the city. Like here just up a hill from the new suburb of Qinngorput, where you can get a quiet view over the city - and on clear nights, the northern light will ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We don’t live in igloos but building them is still a fun activity that is carried out every winter. See them at bay by the hospital Sana - know it by the really big yellow building by the water in the city centre. Photo by @felicialensborn • #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #greenland #snow #winter ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The view from down town Nuuk - with the main shopping street, the shopping centre, restaurants, @natmus_gl, @nuukartmuseum, and the historical Colonial Harbour within a five minute walking walking distance. And still nature is never far away! Read more about how and when to visit Nuuk at ...

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